Alfa Romeo has set up a digital unveiling for their long-awaited (pronounced “dih-LAY-d”) Tonale (pronounced “toe-NAHL-a”) for February 8. The concept version debuted in 2019, at the Geneva car show; the main delay was to provide a more powerful plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain than originally planned. The new subcompact crossover will come with front wheel drive in base form, with optional all wheel drive; it’s likely to start in the mid-30s when sold in the United States. The PHEV is to use a turbocharged 1.5 liter engine as well as the electric motor.
Drawings are from the Tonale concept. Currently, Alfa Romeo sells three vehicles in the US: the discontinued 4C and the closely related, midsized rear wheel drive based Giulia and Stelvio. The online debut will be held at Alfa’s web site.